Joe McElderry Wins The X Factor

BATD ON Dec 14, 2009 AT 12:38 pm

Joe McElderry wins The X Factor

Joe McElderry wins The X Factor

If you didn’t know already where have you been? 18 year old Joe McElderry was crowned the winner of The X Factor 2009 last night.

Drama student Joe beat cheeky chap and our office favourite Olly Murs bagging twice as many votes. It was an emotional moment for the 18 year-old, who was lost for words when Dermot O’Leary presented him with a CD of his winner’s single, which went on sale as the programme ended.

His track The Climb, a cover of a Miley Cyrus hit from Hannah Montana: The Movie, is odds-on to keep with the X Factor tradition of becoming Britain’s Christmas number one. Of the 10 million phone votes cast in the final, the nation’s verdict was clear with Joe scooping a massive 61.3%. He also won the public vote in each of the last four weeks’ shows.

Show creator and judge Simon Cowell told Joe, who wins a £1 million record contract, ‘I have to give it to you. Whatever is thrown at you, you just rise up to the challenge.’

The winner’s quest for new challenges begins straight away. He now faces a whirlwind week of media interviews to promote his solo debut. Sunday’s singles chart will reveal whether Joe McElderry will has beaten off competition from Rage Against The Machine and The Muppets to be the UK’s Christmas number one.

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